Thomas Delano, an Albert Lea native, received his MFA in Creative Writing from Minnesota State University, Mankato, where he taught English Composition and volunteered as a creative writing instructor at Pathstone Senior Living for two years. He is a former editor for the Blue Earth Review. His poems have appeared in Sediments Literary-Arts Journal, Stoneboat, and FLARE: The Flagler Review. He currently works as a high school EL teacher.